Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
The Monocle Guide to Better Living is one of these rare, beautiful projects for which, in our humble opinion, there is only one suitable publisher than, indeed, Gestalten. To us Monocle couldn’t team up with a better publisher for their first ever book. Full of writing, reports and recommendations for Better Coffee, Better Places to spend your Holiday, Better Places to Work, The Monocle Guide to Better Living is an instant smash-book-hit. Think of the magazine as you know it, but in the shape of a book. That is completely what it is. To stay in the Better terminology: you Better Believe you will be seeing many of these cheeky yellow fellows in book shelves near you. And if you ask us you’d Better make sure your book shelf is one of them.
Structured into chapters on the city, culture, travel, food, and work, the book also provides answers to some key questions. Which cities offer the best quality of life? How do you build a good school? How do you run a city? Who makes the best coffee? And how do you start your own inspirational business? The Monocle Guide to Better Living works as a guide but also includes 10 essays that explore what makes a great city, why craft is desirable, how to run your own hotel, and why culture is good for you.